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Mecca pilgrims a priority for meningococcal vaccination
...prevent an outbreak of meningococcal disease among pilgrims
and their contacts this year, conclude authors of ...ingococcal disease was seen in 2000 and 2001 among pilgrims
returning from Saudi Arabia and their contacts. The Public Health Laboratory Service (covering Engla...
All Hajj pilgrims should get meningitis jab
...esearchers. Throat swabs were taken from 204 Malay pilgrims
18-72 days before their departure for the 2001 Haj...ilgrimage. Repeat swabs were taken from 84% of the pilgrims
up to 45 days after their return. Seventeen per cent of pilgrims
were menningococcal carriers, with ...
How to avoid the health risks of Hajj
...of meningococcal meningitis occurred among British pilgrims
in 1987, 2000, and 2001, and the Saudi authorities now insist that all pilgrims
must be vaccinated." Pilgrims also need to be aware of the risks of important bloodborne infections ...